The toy selection is small and so covetable the idea of collecting the whole lot doesn’t feel entirely unreasonable.
Ordering books off Amazon might save you a few pennies but choosing a great new read from a beautiful bookshop is one of childhood’s greatest pleasures.
The shop floor might not scream “bring forth the urchin”, but the beautiful kids’ products make it a tempting prospect for parents.
I’ve learnt the hard, breaking-my-neck-tripping-over-the-crap way that less is more where kids’ stuff is concerned.
While everything about The Mother Maker markets is child-friendly, this still felt like a reassuringly grown-up affair.
The self-styled family-lifestyle store solves the age-old problem of how to entertain little ones when you’re in dire need of some retail therapy.
There’s a large shoe department with a squashy sofa for trying on in comfort, with brands including Bobux, Salt-Water and Start-Rite.